In early April, I met up with my mom and sister, my aunt and cousin in Ellensburg and we had girls weekend away! We have done this every spring for quite a few years and it is always fun! On the way to Ellensburg I made a stop at Palouse Falls State Park. I had heard it was pretty spectacular with all the spring rains and runoff. I wasn’t disappointed, it was beautiful! The amount of water coming over the falls was amazing and the hills surrounding were starting to green up. If you ever get a chance to stop and check it out this spring do, it is worth the 2 miles in on the gravel road.
The next day us girls traveled up north to Birch Bay, WA. It was raining and continued for the most part of the stay! That didn’t stop us from exploring the area. We pretty much stopped at every antique shop from Birch Bay to Bellingham and even found a few fabric and yarn shops! I love to shop for antiques, it is so much fun and if you look long enough you can find some treasures. I really like listening to mom and my aunt talk when they shop. So many things bring back memories of their past and then they laugh and giggle telling us about it. I love this time together, we talk, eat junk food and chocolate, laugh and have no place to go or schedule to keep. We just pile in the suburban, I drive and my copilot sister, tells me where to turn.
The day is was supposed to not rain too much, we drove into Canada. We explored White Rock and walked out on the pier. It was a little windy and chilly but no rain! the second stop in Canada was at the Capilano Suspension Bridge. It is such a fun place. we all walked across the bridge and then my sister, cousin and I explored the treetops and the hiking paths. It’s not really hiking but walking along the canyon on a boardwalk. You should check this place out if you are ever in Vancouver BC.
On our way home, it just happened that is was the only sunny day day of the entire trip! It worked out great for us to stop at Roozengaarde Tulip Farm in Mt. Vernon. The tulips were just coming into bloom and the daffodils were in full bloom. In past years, we drove by and viewed the fields from the car, but since not all the fields were in bloom, we stopped at the garden and boy was it worth it! Lots of pretty gardens with spring flowers and fields in bloom close by. They also sell fresh cut tulips, of which I purchased and brought home for Easter.
Roozengaarde Tulip Farm
In this last picture, I have the tulips in 3 tumblers I picked up at an antique shop. Just one of the treasures I found on the trip! Looking forward to the next girls weekend!
Enjoy the many laughs and joyous times you spend with family. God will bring these memories to your mind and it will bring joy and sweet smiles to your soul when you need it the most.